Cultural, Service, or Wilderness Immersion

Immersion experiences spark countless pivotal moments in our students’ lives: the decision to devote their undergraduate years to study of language, culture, or government … an appetite for exploration that drives them to study or work overseas … a connection that binds a host family and the student’s own family in lifelong friendship. As a vital part of our curriculum, the 10- or 16-day trips teach students to “lean into discomfort” and adapt to unfamiliar situations—positioning them to thrive in an increasingly global society.

Maria Teresa McNeilly-Anta, Director of Immersion

“We’ve had students design their own trips based on personal interests. They’ve helped care for AIDS patients and orphans and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. One student is planning to work on an olive farm in Italy to reconnect with his heritage.”

Richard DiBianca, Upper School Principal

“Immersion accelerates maturity in our students. Book learning can’t replicate the things they experience on the other side of the world or in the wilderness, a hundred miles from the nearest town.”
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to help cover the cost for eligible families.